Accession Number:

ADA279463

Title:

Defeating Surprise?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Surprise is an extremely useful technique to employ in warfare. Historically, it has been used with varying degrees of success at the operational level of warfare. In addition, it has normally been reviewed from the view of the attacker. By building a framework that describes the interaction between the attacker and the victim, some insight can develop as to whether surprise can be defeated by the victim.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE